We have really gone deep into the sibling relationship these past few weeks. On Tuesday we will finish the article that we started to read. What did you think of the article so far? Have you learned a lot? Tell me in your journal!
For homework I want you to listen to this. It is not a video, just audio from an NPR radio piece. I think it is pretty fitting for what we have been talking about. I really enjoyed listening to it. I think it showed a great perspective from a sister about her younger brother. (It's about 7 minutes long, so set that time aside to listen.)
I also want you to read this poem, here. The poem was written by another sister of a boy with autism. Pretty powerful words, huh? While reading that poem, I couldn't help but think that the author probably would give anything to take the autism away from her brother, but at the same time, we have heard again and again that most siblings and family members would not change anything about that loved one with autism. What a hard debate to have going on in your head and heart! Why do you think most people would not get rid of the autism in their sibling or child? Answer as a post to this blog.
Your homework assignment is under the "homework" tab. Please think deeply about this assignment. I only want you to start it. You will be expected to complete the assignment once we finish the article on Tuesday.
I hope you all have a wonderful couple of days. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will plan on seeing you again during our Case Conferences on Friday!